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Poster: prose Date: Nov 15, 2013 10:28am
Forum: texts Subject: Downloading https, etc

This is my first post: I have been trying to download or, at least, read a book from the Pennsylvania State Library. The title is TOWARD THE FLAME by Hervey Allen. There seems to be no way of accessing the text to read it online nor to download it to my mobile device. As far as I can tell, all of the books in this part of the IA are the same. Can anyone help?

I should add that I have limited technical knowledge/ability but I want to learn.

Thank you.

Here's the link:

https://archive.org/details/towardflamewardi00herv

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Poster: aibek Date: Nov 16, 2013 5:55am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Downloading https, etc

You are doing nothing wrong; there is something wrong with the IA item.

But what do you mean by the following? If you have found other books with a similar problem, please mention it here.

“As far as I can tell, all of the books in this part of the IA are the same.”

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Poster: prose Date: Nov 16, 2013 4:20pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Downloading https, etc

The best way to explain what I mean is that the name of the specific collection/library that holds the title "Toward the Flame" by Hervey Allen, is listed by the IA on the screen as "eBook and Texts>American Libraries>State Library of Pennsylvania". Does that help? I checked some of the other titles in their (PA Library) collection and the individual records show the books are "Full Text" and the "All Files: HTTPS Torrent (2/0)". All of the records I saw showed they had been downloaded once. That seems like a pretty unusual number for so many different types of books.
Let me know if there's anything more you need. Thank you for your attention.

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Poster: aibek Date: Nov 16, 2013 5:06pm
Forum: texts Subject: ATTN. JEFF: _all_ State Library of Pensylvania items are bad

Jeff please note:

The digitization of books from State Library of Pennsylvania started less than a month ago. (the earliest upload is of 17th October.) None of the items is derived.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Astatelibrarypennsylvania&;sort=-publicdate

This post was modified by aibek on 2013-11-17 01:06:11

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Poster: aibek Date: Nov 22, 2013 7:40pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Downloading https, etc

In the meantime, if you are desperate you could download the scanned images (in the *preimage.zip file). Beware though, the file’s size is around 1.3GB.

(If you do download the file, please upload a page out of it and post the link here! I am curious about the image type, etc. Thanks!)

https://ia601902.us.archive.org/33/items/towardflamewardi00herv/